We often use unique appliances to correct misalignment and to even address oral health problems, such as TMJ disorder. But how do we ensure these appliances fit comfortably and offer treatment with precision and accuracy? To accomplish this, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist may employ advanced digital scanning with the iTero® system.
How Does iTero® Work?
With the iTero® system you don’t have to bite down on a mold filled with a sticky material. Not only was this process uncomfortable, but it often had to be repeated to obtain the right impression! Instead, we will use a thin wand with a digital camera at the end to take a series of detailed photographs quickly and comfortably. We combine these images to create a 3D computer model of your smile. With this model, we can then design and create a number of different aligners and products to help improve the health and alignment of your teeth. We do so with accuracy and precision, in a process much faster (and more comfortable) than old school impression molds.
Creating Invisalign® Aligners
With Invisalign® our team corrects misalignment in teen and adult smiles using a series of aligners. By designing them with advanced digital technology, we ensure that each one in the set not only fits comfortably, but correctly adjusts and repositions your teeth, helping you obtain a more even and healthy smile in as little as a year in some cases.
TMJ Therapy and More
TMJ disorder occurs when your jaw joints are strained and stressed, leading to problems opening and closing your mouth, as well as headaches, clicking or popping in the jaw, and aches in the face, jaw, neck, and shoulders. You could also be more likely to grind and clench your teeth, damaging them eventually. However, with iTero® our team can create an oral appliance that fits like a mouthguard and is worn at night. The device then repositions the jaw to ease strain and prevent complications to your oral health and comfort. We can also design ceramic brackets to reduce the visibility of braces, as well as retainers and teeth spacers for children undergoing treatment. If you have any questions about the digital technologies we use to help you and your family enjoy a more even smile, then please contact our team today to learn more.
Do You Need Orthodontic Care?
We can help you enjoy better oral health and a more attractive smile with custom orthodontics and digital technology. To schedule your consultation and learn more about the technology we use to correct misalignment, then please call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX at (817) 236-7846. Our office proudly serves patients who live in Haslet, Azle, and all surrounding communities.